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  • At the same time, Dan Pfeiffer, the White House official serial tweeter sends the following:10:40pm – As Barack Obama is still working on his speech, and after frantic phone calls to verify the story, the Times's national security team and its Washington bureau decide to run a one-line mention of bin Laden's death.

    Lessons from the Osama bin Laden coverage

  • A one-line provision attached to a bill restricting lawmakers' stock-trading activities prohibits unspecified "senior executives" from receiving bonuses while the firms are under government control.

    Fannie Counsel Is Internal CEO Candidate

  • "My one-line explanation is, 'There's no such thing as being fully vaccinated against pertussis,'" said Thomas Clark, a leading pertussis tracker at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

    Whooping cough makes a comeback

  • Now it seems the one-line platitude to describe the supposedly sensible mood of development in the city is "back to basics."

    Todd Reisz and Rory Hyde: Soul-Searching at Dubai's Cityscape (Slideshow)

  • Paced like a turtle race, with all the plot of a one-line synopsis "Two people meet and talk", it's notable mostly for being the first film Kiarostami has shot outside his native Iran.

    Marshall Fine: HuffPost Review: Certified Copy

  • According to one bureaucrat, it took only a one-line administrative order which said that every FIR had to result in a charge sheet within 90 days and the police officer had to appear before court whenever asked to.

    Indians Of 2010: Nitish Kumar

  • McQuaid and Fessenden sat down in a pub one afternoon last winter and drew up a list of scary one-line story ideas.

    The Spooky Sounds of Classic Radio

  • Every review on this site is condensed into a one-line summary saved in the Books in a Sentence category.

    2009 July 28 « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • More than 40 years later, Frey may tell you less about Los Angeles in 501 pages than Didion did in her one-line comment that this is the place where “a belief in the literal interpretation of Genesis has slipped imperceptibly into to a belief in the literal interpretation of Double Indemnity.”

    2009 February 23 « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • It seems like the one-line beginning quote is used on most (all?) of the posts on zenhabits, as well as a few other blogs that I read regularly.

    Elevate Your Writing By Using Well-Positioned Quotes | Write to Done

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